Lucy Allan MP used her final day in Parliament to again raise residents' concerns about Telford's future healthcare with the Health Secretary.
For nearly four years, Lucy Allan has campaigned for more services at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
Lucy Allan said:
“I was delighted to have another opportunity to meet with the Health Secretary to set out Telford’s health needs and concerns. Over the past four years, my constituents have not been consulted, nor have they been given information about future plans for our hospital.
Telford has significantly poorer health outcomes than elsewhere in Shropshire, significant health inequalities and a rapidly growing young population. There is low car use and poor transport connections making it difficult for residents to access care outside Telford. It is of paramount importance that Telford's health needs are met.
I have surveyed thousands of local residents who feel left in the dark and confused by what is being proposed.
Simon Wright, the Chief Executive at SaTH has given assurances that the Women and Children’s Unit will stay at the Princess Royal Hospital. We now need local decision makers to confirm that residents will be a able to continue to access 24hr walk in A&E in Telford and we need more details about the additional specialist services coming to Telford.
The Health Secretary was able to assure me that patient safety in Telford will always be paramount and that any decisions will ensure that Telford’s health needs are met.”